Courtney Durham Shane leads Pew’s engagement in the United Nations negotiations on climate change and supports efforts to incorporate and strengthen climate considerations in Pew’s conservation projects. She also focuses on the Trusts’ energy modernization project, which advances the transition to electric vehicles; builds a clean, reliable electric grid; and expands renewable energy solutions, such as offshore wind. Shane’s previous work at Pew includes authoring or co-authoring articles on protecting coastal wetlands and coral reefs in Central America and finding nature-based solutions to rebuilding economies affected by COVID-19.
Before joining Pew, Shane worked on global climate policy with World Resources Institute, the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, and the German Agency for International Cooperation.
Shane holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies and Spanish from Ohio Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in environmental management from Yale University.